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April 15, 2013

Griffin Allen Brooks


He truly enjoyed all aspects of hunting; however, his most enjoyed was hunting game birds (turkey and pheasant) with his dogs, Sweetie, Katie, Ginger and Briar. 

Along with hunting in the Adirondacks, Griffin enjoyed their camp in Ohio. There they enjoyed snowmobiling with friends and family and created many great traditions that are still active today, such as frying livers and gizzards on the trail and taking the entire family to the Ohio Hotel for New Year’s Eve dinners.

In keeping with the outdoor theme, Griffin had a true passion for his garden, fruit trees and of course his prized roses. Not only did he have this passion in New York, he also enjoyed his fruit trees at their home in Lehigh Acres, Fla. Although Griffin thoroughly enjoyed growing and maintaining all of his fruits, vegetables and roses, there was nothing more rewarding to him than sharing them with family and friends.

Along with his fruit trees, vegetable garden and rose garden, Griffin also crafted his beautiful Cyprus clocks and made over 100 of them, which can be found in local homes and even in other states.

With his true passion of the outdoors, Griffin also enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Stamford Golf Club as well as the Lehigh Acres Florida Golf Club.

Griffin was always on the go and always a part of all that is good. He served on the Stamford Central School Board of Education and was president of the Board as well.

Griffin was a Boy Scout Leader in Stamford. With all that he learned and understood, he gave back and became a member and leader of the Otschodela Council.

He was very committed to the church, specifically the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, where he was a deacon and elder and was a major part of raising funds with chicken barbecues, turkey dinners and more.

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